Average Weather in Osborne Kansas, United States
In Osborne, the summers are hot, humid, and mostly clear and the winters are very cold, dry, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 21°F to 92°F and is rarely below 5°F or above 102°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Osborne for warm-weather activities is from late May to late September.
The hot season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 3 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 82°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 92°F and low of 70°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 24 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 50°F. The coldest day of the year is January 3, with an average low of 21°F and high of 40°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
In Osborne, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Osborne begins around June 3 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around November 4. On July 8, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 74% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 26% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 4 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around June 3. On February 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 47% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 53% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Osborne varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.1 months, from April 12 to September 14, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 40% on June 7.
The drier season lasts 6.9 months, from September 14 to April 12. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% on January 10.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation in Osborne changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 10 months, from February 6 to December 15. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 40% on June 7.
Snow alone is the most common for 1.7 months, from December 15 to February 6. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 4% on January 31.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Osborne experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.5 months, from February 21 to December 6, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 27, with an average total accumulation of 3.6 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from December 6 to February 21. The least rain falls around January 12, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Osborne experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from November 14 to April 3, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 1, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from April 3 to November 14. The least snow falls around July 24, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Osborne varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 23 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 57 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:07 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 58 minutes later at 8:05 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:10 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 55 minutes later at 9:05 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Osborne during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Osborne experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from June 3 to September 13, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 12% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 24, with muggy conditions 49% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 8, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Osborne experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from February 21 to May 28, with average wind speeds of more than 11.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.8 months, from May 28 to February 21. The calmest day of the year is August 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Osborne varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 6.7 months, from April 4 to October 26, with a peak percentage of 57% on July 5. The wind is most often from the north for 5.3 months, from October 26 to April 4, with a peak percentage of 38% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Osborne throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Osborne for general outdoor tourist activities is from late May to late September, with a peak score in the last week of August.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Osborne for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the third week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season in Osborne typically lasts for 6.3 months (191 days), from around April 13 to around October 21, rarely starting before March 25 or after April 30, and rarely ending before September 30 or after November 9.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Osborne should appear around March 21, only rarely appearing before March 7 or after April 11.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from April 26 to August 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 1, with an average of 7.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from November 4 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 20, with an average of 2.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Osborne are 39.439 deg latitude, -98.696 deg longitude, and 1,572 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Osborne contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 197 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,562 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (446 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,050 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Osborne is covered by cropland (78%) and grassland (16%), within 10 miles by cropland (63%) and grassland (37%), and within 50 miles by grassland (52%) and cropland (47%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Osborne, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Osborne.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Osborne according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Osborne is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Osborne and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Russell Municipal Airport (31%, 63 kilometers, south); Blosser Municipal Airport (18%, 91 kilometers, east); Hill City Municipal Airport (16%, 98 kilometers, west); Salina Municipal Airport (13%, 115 kilometers, southeast); Brewster Field (11%, 125 kilometers, northwest); and Hastings Municipal Airport (11%, 131 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .